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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1919
(1919)

Yugoslavia,   pp. 892-900 PDF (3.1 MB)


Page 893

YtJGOSLAVIA
893
In accordance with the decision of the Central Committee of the
National Council of Zagreb which represents the State of all the
Serbian Croatian and Slovene provinces within the boundaries of
the former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, a special Delegation has
arrived at Belgrade on the 1st of December. This Delegation by
one [a] solemn address, presented to His Highness the Crown Prince,
has proclaimed the Union of all the Serbian Croatian and Slovene
provinces of the former Dualist Monarchy into one single State with
the Kingdom of Serbia under the Dynasty of His Majesty King
Peter and under the regency of the Crown Prince Alexander. In
the reply to this address His Royal Highness the Crown Prince has
proclaimed the Union of Serbia with the above mentioned independ-
ent State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs into one single Kingdom:
" Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes." His Highness has
accepted the regency and will form a common Government. On the
17th of December His Royal Highness the Crown Prince received
in audience a delegation from Montenegro. This Delegation has sub-
mitted to His Highness on the 26th of November the decisions of
the Great National Assembly of the Kingdom of Montenegro. By
virtue of these decisions His Majesty King Nikolas I, and His
dynasty have been declared destitute of all the rights upon [to]
the throne of Montenegro and the Kingdom of Montenegro, united
to Serbia under the dynasty of Karageorgevitch, is included in the
Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. His Royal Highness
the Crown Prince has declared that He accepts with pleasure and
thanks these decisions. A common Government for the new Kingdom
has been organized on the 21st of December. The Legations, Con-
sulates and other Missions of the Kingdom of Serbia will be the
Legations, Consulates and other Missions of the Kingdom of the
Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.
Bringing the above to the knowledge of the United States Gov-
ernment, the Serbian Government is strongly convinced that their
communication will be met sympathetically:-The Union of all the
nations of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes in one single state, which
results from the imprescriptible right of the people to dispose of their
destiny.
I take [etc.]                                Y. SIMITCH
860h.01/29
The Charge in Yugoslavia (Dodge) to the Acting Secretary of State
No. 147                      BELGRADE, Jantary 10, 1919.
[Received February 11.]
SIR: I have the honor to enclose to you herewith a clipping from
the Pravda of the 26th. December/8th. January giving the text of a


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